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Wheel upgrade

Chris65Chris65 Posts: 41
edited March 2011 in Road beginners
I have a Cannondale Super Six with Shimano RS 10 wheelswhich I do not race.

I was thinking of buying a new set of wheels. Either Mavic Askium or Ksyrium Equipe.
Please let me have opinions on whether I will be able to tell the difference or is it not worth spending the money

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  • sirdjangosirdjango Posts: 123
    i'd go for the ksyrium equipe...
    ride like the wind... with the wind... to the wind...
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    What's your budget? Aksium isn't really an upgrade and the Ksyrium Equipe look expensive to me for a 1700g wheelset.
    More problems but still living....
  • Fulcrum?
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • le_bossle_boss Posts: 183
    amaferanga wrote:
    What's your budget? Aksium isn't really an upgrade and the Ksyrium Equipe look expensive to me for a 1700g wheelset.

    do you not think?
    i went from rs10s to aksium after opinions on here and i have noticed a massive difference.
    they are lighter, smoother and a much more comfortable ride than the rs10s. plus they are much easier to maintain.
  • Bike Porn Plus (that's Cycling Plus to you & me :D ) had a good article last month on wheels - the Ksyeriums rated highly, but there are loads of other options in a similar price range - DT Swiss, Hope Hoops, Fulcrum etc.

    Try Merlin Cycles, they always have very competitive prices for wheelsets.
    "Get a bicycle. You won't regret it if you live"
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  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Bike Porn Plus (that's Cycling Plus to you & me :D ) had a good article last month on wheels - the Ksyeriums rated highly, but there are loads of other options in a similar price range - DT Swiss, Hope Hoops, Fulcrum etc.

    Try Merlin Cycles, they always have very competitive prices for wheelsets.

    Especially if you register with their VIP Club (free of charge) as this reduces prices further.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    ...or a nice set of RS80s, same kind of price range, very light, stiff and smooth. Worth a look at IMO.
  • racingcondorracingcondor Posts: 1,434
    + 1 on the Shimano RS80's. Fine wheels if you can stretch to £300.

    I'm a fan of Fulcrums as well.
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    le_boss wrote:
    amaferanga wrote:
    What's your budget? Aksium isn't really an upgrade and the Ksyrium Equipe look expensive to me for a 1700g wheelset.

    do you not think?
    i went from rs10s to aksium after opinions on here and i have noticed a massive difference.
    they are lighter, smoother and a much more comfortable ride than the rs10s. plus they are much easier to maintain.

    You noticed a 51 gram difference in weight?

    They may be more reliable than the RS10, but Aksium are nothing special and are a sideways step from the RS10 as opposed to an upgrade IMHO.
    More problems but still living....
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    didnt mavic have problems with the hub spoke anchorage points breaking off. i think it was the aksium wheels.
  • R8JimBob88R8JimBob88 Posts: 285
    Im ordering some RS80's. £311 at ribble at the mo
    If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got....
  • Chris65Chris65 Posts: 41
    Thanks for the advice on the alternatives. However I still need to get an idea about how much difference I will notice if I go for wheels around £300.
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    price is no indicator of anything. they like to charge what they can .
  • Chris65 wrote:
    Thanks for the advice on the alternatives. However I still need to get an idea about how much difference I will notice if I go for wheels around £300.
    Hard to say. Snappier acceleration, just a general pleasant more nimble feel. Not gonna set your world on fire I'm afraid.
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • markstevenmarksteven Posts: 208
    speak to harry rowland for £ 300 he can do wonders :D just google him hand built last longer look nicer easy to get spares & can be rebuilt how many people have binned a set of wheels coz they cant buy spares me twice rolfs & mavics
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